This week has gone nothing like I expected. This is our last full week before school starts next Tuesday. I had ideas of lots of fun stuff to do with the kids to end our summer well. That was before Lauren broke her arm(mark off all the fun water/messy ideas that were on my list). That was also before I came down with the ultimate coughing sickness. It started last Friday. I did pretty well through the weekend. After a sleepless Sunday night, I got up on Monday morning feeling like a truck had hit me. I don't think I have stopped coughing for more than 5 minutes since Sunday night. My stomach muscles are sore from coughing. What I thought was croup(and may have actually been that) has mutated into something exhausting and horrific(mark off many other ideas on my list because I don't have the energy to do them).
To top it off, I have been in 5 different doctors offices between Monday and Wednesday for various kid checkups. I am still completing school supply and uniform shopping. It is so hard to find school uniforms that my kids are comfortable in! That doesn't leave much time for fun or rest!!
All of that to say, I am exhausted. I need sleep. I have 6 kids who are going stir crazy. I can't seem to fight off this sickness. I cannot even begin to sift through the pics and do a post about Family Camp, so I am going back to last week to catch up on some things I missed.
I took the kids to Compassion International to take the free tour that they offer. We have this amazing organization right in our town. We should have taken advantage of this long ago.
Outside the Compassion building
(I gave up on trying to get a "nice" picture)
Isaiah in Jesus' lap (he looks so innocent here)
Laila dancing with a statue
Cody doing "buddy Jesus" with the Jesus statue
It cracked me up to take their pic with their juice boxes in the homestead. Crazy Americans!
Laila found a baby to play with
We ended our time with some frozen yogurt at I Top It. It was delish!